The Caribbean islands are surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters, cooled by the trade winds and filled with colour. They provide a variety of yacht charter destinations and offer something for everyone, from tropical forest hillsides and waterfalls, excellent diving and snorkelling, safe swimming, white sand beaches, sleepy villages and bustling markets, bars, restaurants, shopping and a unique laid back, easy going lifestyle. They are typically only a few hours sailing from one another but represent a range of nations with diverse cultures, having been influenced by the British, French, Spanish, Dutch, Americans and others.
It is very rarely too hot and never cold, and with stunning scenery plus some of the best sailing in the world, who cares if it rains now and again. Yacht charters are available all year round but the best time to come is from November to June to avoid ‘Hurricane Season’ and the increased likelihood of tropical storms in the late summer months.
The only way to get away from the crowds and discover the hidden beauty and charm of the Mediterranean countries is on a yacht charter holiday and there is such variety in the secluded anchorages, pretty fishing harbours and modern marinas. Hot, dry summers and mild winters provide good cruising from April to October and, with sheltered waters as well as more challenging passages, there is something for everyone.
Culture, history, nature and gastronomy combine to give the most interesting yacht charter area and the only difficulty is in deciding which country to visit first.
Plan your yacht charter in Scandinavia, Great Britain, northern France, Spain, Portugal or the Canary Islands and you won't be disappointed. This area offers a wide range of interesting cruising conditions for all levels of experience. With the challenge of large tidal ranges in Brittany and the Channel Islands, year round sunshine in the Canaries and exhilarating passages almost everywhere you can be sure of a yacht charter holiday to remember.
Diversity is the word here. Choose a yacht charter holiday in North America and experience lively Mexico, island hopping in the sunny Florida Keys or the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest.
The yacht charter destinations in this region have several things in common, not least stunning scenery and natural beauty as well as fantastic sandy beaches and year round sunshine. If you want to escape to paradise then look no further.
Simply the best way to enjoy the romance and beauty of the South Pacific islands or the natural wonders of Australia and New Zealand is on a yacht charter holiday. Find links to Yacht Charter Companies offering a variety of cruising holidays in the following destinations.